Panel Chair Says No Criminal Referral on Trump

“The chairman of the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol told reporters Monday that the panel will not make any criminal referral of former President Donald Trump or anyone else to the Justice Department — a claim that met swift pushback from members of the panel.,” CNN reports.

Said Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS): “No, you know, we’re going to tell the facts. If the Department of Justice looks at it, and assume that there’s something that needs further review, I’m sure they’ll do it.”

But Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) released a statement contradicting the chairman’s comments: “The January 6th Select Committee has not issued a conclusion regarding potential criminal referrals. We will announce a decision on that at an appropriate time.”

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